February 13, 20*, 27; March 6*, 20, 27
Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
*Feb. 20 and March 6 meet from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) lived an obscure life, never married, and wrote only six novels. Yet, her keen eye for social detail and beloved characters such as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy have defined the romance novel for more than two centuries. Her works have also created a huge industry of prequels, sequels, re-imaginings, tours, endless films, and television series. This course will study her life and explore the enduring appeal of Jane Austen.
Jane Austen: Her life and work
Wednesday, February 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Pride and Prejudice – film screening
Wednesday, February 20, from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Pride and Prejudice – the novel
Wednesday, February 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Emma – film screening
Wednesday, March 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Emma – the novel
Wednesday, March 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Jane Austen: Her Achievement and Legacy
Wednesday, March 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Nell Waldman has a Ph.D. in English from Queen’s University. She taught literature and composition at Centennial College in Toronto for 26 years. She has also taught courses on short fiction and 19th-century novels at Lifelong Learning at FAU. She taught a course on the Brontës for The Society of the Four Arts in 2018.
Tickets: $150 for six classes
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program.
Please note, no refunds for lectures are permitted. Exchanges or transfers for a lecture of equal value within a season are permitted on a case-by-case basis.